North Star College
at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Welcome to North Star College!
I'm very excited to be in this new director role with our Fairbanks North Star Borough School District as well as partnering with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. We continue to open the doors to many exciting opportunities for our students and are able to continue to prepare them for success with their next steps into post-secondary education. It's a honor to be apart of this program and working alongside such talented and experienced staff both with the district and UAF.
As I begin my 24th year in education my goals continue to be centered around our students' academic growth, their social-emotional well-being, and promoting consistent attendance habits. It is my hope that you will partner with me in these focus areas, as well. I look forward to meeting each of our nearly 180 juniors and seniors here on campus next week and seeing them take advantage of all that UAF has to offer them.
SAVE THE DATES--Parent and Student Orientation Information
North Star College Parent Information Night
Monday, Aug.14, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Schaible Auditorium in the Joseph E. Usibelli Engineering Building
Parking on campus after 5:00pm is FREE
Join us to hear directly from UAF/FNSBSD representatives on how to
jump start your student’s university academic journey!
Keep encouraging your student to check their UA email (@alaska.edu) as other information is coming directly from the UAF campus.
North Star College Student Orientation REQUIRED
Wednesday, Aug.16, 8:00am-3:00pm
Parking: Use the Nenana Lot, parking fee is waived for event, shuttles available
Check in: 8:00am-9:00am @ Schaible Auditorium in the Joseph E. Usibelli Engineering Building
Student Orientation: 9:00am-3:00pm Schaible Auditorium--ATTENDANCE REQUIRED
Things to bring: backpack, laptop (if you have one), photo ID, comfortable walking shoes
Lunch provided: pizza, salad, fruit, dessert
Communicate with coaches that you will be late for practices.
Students: Keep checking your UA email (@alaska.edu) as other information is coming directly from the UAF campus.
Need class changes for either FNSBSD or UAF? Call to schedule appointments today.
Contact FNSBSD Counselor, Kristan Kelley at 907-452-2000 ext. 52103
For any UAF course changes:
Contact UAF/NSC Advisor Lexi Amstutz at 907-474-7159
What can parents do now for their students ahead of time?
The Polar Express card is the official UAF photo identification card used by students which includes: student name, photograph, and UA ID #. A central database holds all information on this card which allows for things like: library check-outs, computer lab access, Student Recreation Center, etc. You can deposit money into your "Bear Bucks" account to then be used on dining services, photocopiers, etc.
2. Purchase your student's UAF Parking Pass
Help assure that your student is ready for their first day of classes ON TIME and not delayed with paying for parking!
Disability Student Services at UAF
Does your student experience a disability and related barriers in academics or accessing campus? Your student may register with Disability Services (DS) and request accommodations to address those barriers.
Please see the registration process below for your student. The Registration Form link will take students to a DocuSign page, which automatically goes to the Disability Services email when completed. This will prompt Disability Services to follow up with the student for medical documentation. If students do not have documentation readily available, they can assist them in connecting with the appropriate resources.
To register with Disability Services and receive accommodations, the process is as follows:
1.) Fill out and submit the Registration Form. The Registration form covers a broad range of information. Some things may apply to you, the student, and some things may not, don't get hung up on any one question. You may skip any of the questions you feel do not apply to you. There are no right or wrong answers.
2.) Provide documentation from a medical provider stating your disability, diagnosis, and/or symptoms you experience. Alternatively, your provider may complete the Disability Verification Form. If you have any questions about medical documentation and how to access it, please let them know.
Register for classes
Because accommodations may be course specific, we expect you to register for classes prior to scheduling your initial meeting with Disability Services.
Once Disability Services has received both the registration form and documentation of the disability and are registered for classes, they will schedule an initial appointment. This is a collaborative meeting where they will gather more information about your student's case and work with your student to establish accommodations to match their diagnosis and experience.
At the conclusion of the initial appointment a letter will be drafted and emailed to your student for your student to share with their instructors as needed. Please note that your student is responsible for contacting Disability Services to renew your letter every semester.
This initial process could take 2-3 weeks to complete. Contact them TODAY, if needed!
Any questions or concerns, please contact:
Disability Services Team
Gruening Building 211
North Star College Staff/Contact Information
Stacey Kennedy, Director 907-452-2000 ext. 52102 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristan Kelley, Counselor 907-452-2000 ext. 52103 email@example.com
Greg Stoddard, Teacher 907-452-2000 ext. 52104 firstname.lastname@example.org
Misty Hopkins, Coordinator 907-474-7790 email@example.com
Lexi Amstutz, Advisor 907-474-7159 firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: UAF Bunnell Building, 1790 Tanana Loop, Fairbanks, AK, USA
Phone: (907) 456-1477